WIN TICKETS: Cherry Blossom Festival March 13-15

The OC Cherry Blossom Festival returns to Huntington Central Park on March 13-15, 2020, celebrating Japanese and Japanese American culture in Southern California. Each year the festival brings together a broad spectrum of performers and activities that span the traditional to the contemporary. Plus, taste the best of Japanese food and drink vendors in the region at the Sakura Night Market. The whole family is invited for a fun-filled weekend with music, dancing, cultural exhibits, martial arts, crafts, games and more to this community event!

The OC Cherry Blossom Festival

The festival started six years ago by a girl scout whose project was to showcase Japanese culture in Huntington Beach. The event honors the rich history of the Sister City relationship and cultural exchange with Anjo, Japan.

Some of the entertainment you can expect during the event include Taiko drumming, minyo, classical dance, gagaku music, origami, ikebana are presented alongside cosplay contests, anime characters, electronic music, jazz, video game tournaments and more.

Performing at this year’s festival is the Anjo Cultural Association Dance Group, which is an authentic Noh Mai dance group. Other entertainers include the Jingu Sha Troupe, who will use Koto and Sangen instruments, Akai Kouyou who will perform traditional shamisen and song and Sakurai Tako Hozonkai, or Sakurai Kite Preservation Group. Each performance group works to conserve their practices for generations to come and is a unique cultural staple in the local Mikawa Anjo region.

Sample cuisine from the following food partners that will be on hand for the event:

Orange County Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Green Eggs Co
  • Takoyaki Tanota
  • Babymini Donuts
  • LuckyBall
  • Rockin Gyoza
  • Kobe Wagyu Freaks
  • Kapimalya
  • Tenkatori USA
  • Cafe 949
  • Shin-Sen-Gumi
  • Norigami
  • SVR BBQ
  • AJAJ Café
  • Amamiya- Baby Castella
  • King Street Food
  • Squirrel Beach Company
  • Hungry Belly
  • Thai
  • Okamoto Kitchen
  • Drizzle
  • Angry Pig
  • Salt N Pepper
  • Scooters Italian Ice
  • Deli, Doctor
  • Shake Ramen
  • Kushi Sushi
  • Rice Balls
  • Baby’s Burgers
  • Belly Bombz
  • Kona Ice
  • Inglorious Funnels
  • Taste of Soul on Wheels
  • Cruising Cones

The Cherry Blossom Festival hours are:

  • Friday, March 13 from 5 – 9pm
  • Saturday March 14 from 10am – 9pm
  • Sunday March 15 from 10am – 4pm

Want to get involved? They’re looking for performers, sponsors and vendors who would like to participate in the 2020 event. To find out how you can get involved, go to www.occbfest.com for more details.

The festival will take place at Central Park, 7111 Talbert St. in Huntington Beach. Day tickets are available for $5 each. Children 10 and under as well as Seniors 65 and older are free. Weekend passes are available for $10 each.

GIVEAWAY

Win 4 Weekend passes to the Cherry Blossom Festival ($40 Value)

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Giveaway ends February 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST. Open to US Residents 18 and older only. Tickets will be mailed directly to the winner’s home (or mailing) address. Winner will be selected at random and be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Not liable for unclaimed prizes or fulfillment. Blog has represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. No purchase necessary to enter or win; however you must enter for a chance to win. Purchase does not increase chance of winning. Chances of winning depend on number of entries. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Twitter or any other social media platform are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to this blog. I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. Winners can only win once per month. Not liable for unclaimed prizes or fulfillment.

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